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Clinton / Impeachment / Senate Trial / Opening #627047

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 1999
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(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Opening of the impeachment trial of President Clinton featured; details of the ceremony given. [Senator Strom THURMOND - calls the Senate to order; swears in Chief Justice William Rehnquist.] [Sergeant-at-Arms James West ZIGLAR - reads an opening statement.] [Judiciary Committee Chairman Representative Henry HYDE - reads the charges against Clinton.] [REHNQUIST - swears in the senators.]

(Capitol Hill: Gwen Ifill) Conflicts between Democrats and Republicans over procedures during the trial examined. [Senate Majority Leader Trent LOTT - says the Senate is in uncharted waters.] [Minority leader Senator Tom DASCHLE - says he wants to give some time.] [Representative Asa HUTCHINSON - tells how many witnesses he had hoped for.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) White House response to the opening of the trial reported. [White House spokesman Joe LOCKHART - opposes bringing witnesses into the trial.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Ifill, Gwen

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